INZARED, Queen of the Elephant Riders gets 5-star Reviews!




REVIEWS for INZARED,Queen of the Elephant Riders


An adventure for everyone July 5, 2012

By C Karpenko

Wow! This excites both the senses and the emotions. I became one with the circus and Inzared and love the historical detail. This story of a courageous young girl is an inspiration as well as an exciting ride though the many turns in her life. Buy a ticket. You won’t regret it.


Beautifully crafted story July 2, 2012

By judylou

Inzared, Queen of the Elephant Riders, is a beautifully crafted historical tale from the 1800s. Author L. Leander has done her research well, and the story of a young Appalachian girl who feels compelled to leave her family and run off to join the Gypsy Circus captured me from the first pages. The characterizations are strong, the dialogue rings true, and Leander has successfully captured an atmosphere of gypsy intrigue, romance and mystery. I love strong female characters and Inzared is that in spades. A great debut from a new author, you’ll like this one.


Inzared Has Something For Everyone July 1, 2012

By Brian Beam

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Inzared, Queen of the Elephant Riders is a wonderful debut release from L. Leander. The story follows Bertha Maude Anderson, a girl who grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina in the 1800s. She is unsure of her place in the world, feeling she wants more than her small town home in Appalachia. When a gypsy circus comes through her town, she falls in love with the lifestyle the gypsy troupe leads–as well as being intrigued by a young man named Paytre and his elephant, Cecil–and finds herself convinced to leave her home and family behind to join The Romanoff Brothers Circus as Inzared, Queen of the Elephant Riders. The story is told from Inzared’s point of view as she assimilates into they gypsy culture, finds love, uncovers a mystery that threatens the circus and the well-being of its performers and animals, and settles into her namesake as Queen of the Elephant Riders.


L.Leander has done an excellent job of accurately capturing the time period and the gypsy culture and you are truly pulled into the world of a travelling gypsy circus in the 1800s. The characters are very likable and realistic with dialogue that feels natural and fits the characters well. You really get to know the characters and connect with them. The story has a little bit of everything you could want in a book: romance, mystery, suspense, adventure, tragedy, and comedy. This is truly a book that can be enjoyed by just about anyone, no matter your typical genre preference.


This is L.Leander’s debut novel, but from the quality of the writing, you would never guess it. Inzared is wonderfully written, plotted, and edited. Once I had started it, it was a challenge just to put it down. If this is only the beginning of what she has to offer, I can’t wait to see what’s next! 


Great Read, June 28, 2012

By S Von hoffmann

This review is from: INZARED, Queen of the Elephant Riders (Kindle Edition)

This book grabbed me from the moment I picked it up. Wonderful story, beautifully written and grabs you right off the bat.


Awesome story!, June 28, 2012

By ps25

This review is from: INZARED, Queen of the Elephant Riders (Kindle Edition)

If you love historical fiction (as I do!) you will love this new book by L. Leander. Set in the 1800’s, it tells the story of a young Appalachian girl who joins a gypsy circus. Adventure, Mystery, Intrigue, Romance, History.. this one has it all!


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